Our purpose is to provide information, support and resources to faculty and students engaged in Professional Education Programs that lead to initial and professional certification.
Our aim is also to work in partnership with faculty colleagues to address program, practice, research and policy issues relevant to the preparation of teachers and other educational specialists.
Our office also supports the work of externally funded programs, such as Peace Corps Fellows and Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC), which focus particularly on recruiting teachers for high needs schools.
We invite you to visit us or use the links provided if you need help with certification regulations and applications, student teaching and supervision materials and procedures, or other questions related to Professional Education at Teachers College.
* The New York City Dept. of Education has launched a new system known as PETS (Personnel Eligibility TrackingSystem) which allows institutions to track student teaching, employment, and other types of eligibility. Beginning October 21, 2013, the NYCDOE will no longer fingerprint someone at the HR Connect Fingerprinting Unit who has not been pre-registered through PETS. Please complete the form below to be registered into PETS:
Please contact the Office of Teacher Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 212.678.3502 with questions or concerns or click on "Events and Workshops" for a list of workshops designed to introduce or fulfill the new requirements.
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